The 2023 Right Whale Festival will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2023, from 10am-6pm and Sunday, November 5, 2022 from 10am-3pm at Main Beach, in Fernandina Beach, FL.
Each fall, pregnant North Atlantic right whales travel more than 1,000 miles to the coastal waters of the Southeast U.S. where they give birth to and nurse their young. With less than 350 remaining, this family-fun event raises awareness of the threats to right whales and how we can help in their recovery. The Right Whale Festival brings together non-profit organizations, artists, musicians, marine mammal scientists, as well as state and federal agencies with the common goal to raise awareness for this critically endangered species and promote ways to protect them from extinction.
If you would like to volunteer at this year’s festival, please complete this form: https://t.ly/KgmlO Volunteer positions are available on a first come, first serve basis and this link will be inactive once all spaces are filled. Volunteer tasks include table set-up & breakdown, assistance with children’s activities, t-shirt sales, collecting surveys, supporting visitors & exhibitors, and much more. Volunteers must be 15 yrs or older. In addition to a free t-shirt, amazing prizes and local discounts will be available to those who volunteer!
We are looking for serious and dedicated volunteers! When choosing shifts, keep in mind volunteers are asked to arrive 15 mins early for shifts to allow time for parking, checking-in, instructions and putting on your volunteer t-shirt. Volunteers are required to stay for the entire duration of their shift, rain or shine. If you need to change your request or cancel, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you have signed-up to volunteer, please mark your calendar! You will receive an email with additional details on Monday, October 23, 2023.
Thank you all for your time and dedication to the Right Whale Festival and promoting the conservation and protection of North Atlantic right whales.